U.S. Army Discharges Immigrants Promised a Path to Citizenship

HeadlineJul 06, 2018
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Immigrants who were promised a path to citizenship after enlisting in the U.S. Army have been abruptly discharged. That’s according to the Associated Press, which reports at least 40 people—and possibly many more—were expelled from the Army after enlisting through the MAVNI recruitment program, set up by President George W. Bush after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The AP reports many of those discharged were not given a reason, while others were told they posed a security risk because they have relatives overseas. The Pentagon declined to answer questions about whether the move is part of a new Trump administration policy.

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